Child benefit

Applying for child benefit

Other situations

You are not yet receiving child benefit, and one of the following situations applies to you:

  1. a child has started living with you
  2. a child lives with you but the person who claimed the child benefit lives somewhere else or has moved out
  3. you have adopted a child
  4. you have started looking after a foster child
  5. your partner's child has started living with you

In that case, you can claim child benefit online using your DigiD code. If you already receive child benefit and you have started looking after a foster child or an adopted child, you can use your DigiD code to report this as a change in domestic circumstances.

If you do not have a DigiD code

You can apply for a DigiD code at www.digid.nl. If you cannot get a DigiD code, please contact us. We will then send you a child benefit claim form within a few days.